BMS512 Integrated Medical Laboratory Science (8)

In addition to looking at medical laboratory sciences from a single discipline, this subject encourages integration at an advanced level, utilizing the knowledge from different disciplines into one broad discipline, with reference to selected disease(s). This is done by e.g. analysing how the different disciplines are involved in management of particular disease(s). Technology is dynamic and latest technology is constantly added into healthcare and there also are re-emerging and new diseases to contend with. The assignments afford the opportunity to demonstrate knowledge and to evaluate these, in medical laboratory sciences. Professionalism, registration and certification are topics and issues that constantly change and/or are updated. This subject therefore allows the student to keep abreast and to evaluate current issues in medical laboratory medicine. After completing this subject, a student has a deeper and wider understanding of integrated medical laboratory sciences that is useful in specialist and routine medical laboratory sciences and in research. Such knowledge is important in teaching, management and research. It is assumed that a student in this subject works or has worked in medical laboratory sciences or studied medical laboratory science or equivalent. Students from other disciplines are enrolled at the discretion of the Course Director.

Subject Outlines
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Session 2 (60)
Wagga Wagga Campus

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Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Biomedical Sciences

Enrolment Restrictions

Restricted to Medical Science (Pathology) postgraduate students

Assumed Knowledge

Medical laboratory sciences

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to analyse how the various disciplines of medical laboratory sciences are involved in diagnosis, monitoring and management/or treatment of diseases
  • be able to discuss and evaluate the anatomical, physiological, epidemiological, pharmacological and pathological factors which contribute to diseases
  • be able to discuss and evaluate the rationale of the current and future techniques in diagnosis, monitoring and management/treatment of current and emerging/re-emerging diseases
  • be able to discuss, evaluate and reflect on the current and future status and role of medical laboratory sciences in health provision


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • The syllabus entirely involves assignment work designed to stimulate in-depth study of the topics and to bring together different disciplines of medical science in relation to diseases. Topics covered include but are not limited to:
  • Current and future technology in medical sciences
  • Current and new and/or re-emerging diseases
  • The current and future status and role of medical sciences


Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure please contact Student Central or or phone on 1800 275 278.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 275 278 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: August 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.